Monday, August 25, 2008

Here he is

WOW - what a day!
I was induced on Friday and within 6 hours I was 5 to 6 cm - I thought it was going to be a pretty quick process - boy was I wrong! I spent the next 16 hours going from 6 to 10 cm and it was not easy - especially after being awake for almost 48 hours. I was exhausted, but knew I could do it and just stayed focused with the awesome help of my wonderful husband, doula, midwife, mom and mother-in-law. After pushing for 30-40 minutes Jack entered the world and made it all worth it!

Don't you agree? Look at this face!
Olivia is a very proud big sister
She just adores him
This is us enjoying our celebration dinner 24 hours after Jack was born
We came home Sunday night and our first day at home has been an enjoyable one. Jack is just an awesome baby (so far) and we are so happy that he is a part of our family.
Thank you all for the good well wishes and prayers.


amanda said...

He is a handsome little man!!! Congratulations! And I'm so glad you're home and getting adjusted...and that he's here!!! :)

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely adorable!!! I see so much of Olivia in him. So happy to see you all looking so happy. Gosh, Shawnie, you look like you just got done at some spa would never know that you were awake for 48 hours!

So happy for your lil' family!
Holly :)

On Stage said...

Great pictures!
Jack looks just like Olivia.
Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

He is so adorable! I'm lovin' all the hair! Too cute! And you look GREAT!!!! Congrats!

Leenie said...

CHEEKS---That's his nickname.

He's so cute. Congratulations.

Anne said...

He is so beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on him!

Megan said...

Yeah Spuddy!! Welcome to the world Jack Anthony! Your aunties love you!!

Holly G. said...

Shawnie, I am so excited for you. You look radiant! Baby Jack is a true blessing. Snuggle with him all you can. congrats! can't wait to meet him. Holly G.

Cibele said...

Congratulations. He is precious

The Woman said...

congratulations so so so cute

Ter said...

Congratulations on your beautiful rainbow baby!!!